Maximum Size: 5 – 6 inches (12.7 – 15.2 cm)
Not only is the Cherax Albidus (Original) simply gorgeous, it is also very active and fascinating to watch! Their coloration is so tremendously bright, it seems like it can’t possibly be natural – but it is! These crayfish can live in almost any freshwater aquarium and are among the toughest freshwater tank inhabitants available to the hobby. These are very active creatures that love to explore and do not spend all of their time under rocks. They are well known for keeping tanks clean and free of waste, and are especially useful in large aquariums of 30 gallons or more. Due to their maximum potential size, they should not be kept in aquariums any smaller than 20 gallons.
Recommended Tank Parameters:
1.pH level range: 6.5 – 7.5
2.Temperature range: 68° – 85° F (20° – 29° C)
3.Minimum tank size: 30 gallons
1.Less aggressive than many other crayfish
2.Easy to feed
Notes from the owner:
1.Crayfish are the hardiest freshwater specimens we have to offer, and thus tend to handle shipping and the acclimation process quite well.
2.Though crayfish are NOT friendly, they can often live with fast-moving fish (such as rasboras, danios, etc.). They are fairly slow and only a sick fish would be able to be caught by the crayfish.
Crayfish will typically eat whatever they can catch, but since they are slow-moving, they are rarely able to harm most types of fish or shrimp. They prefer foods like invertebrate pellets or blanched vegetables (such as zucchini, carrots, and spinach), but will also eat fish food and algae wafers.
All pictures shown are for illustration purposes only. Actual product may vary due to natural variation with livestock.